Still haven't renewed your vehicle's registration due to the long lines at the LTO renewal centers? Well, the government agency has just announced that it has extended the validity of registration for motor vehicles. This means that penalties for late renewal of vehicle registration will not be imposed and no fees shall be collected.

This was done in consideration of the present situation brought about by the recent pandemic and community quarantine.

“We are continuously extending the validity and the period for renewal of registration of motor vehicles since March. This is in adherence to the directive of Secretary Tugade, at the start of the community quarantine, to consider the health and economic crisis we are facing,” said Edgar Galvante, LTO Assistant Secretary.

For vehicles with plate numbers ending in 6 or those scheduled for registration renewal in June in NCR, Laguna, Cebu, and Region III, an additional 30 days of extended validity is now in effect. This is on top of the 60-day extension that the LTO has already given from the date of the agency's resumption last June 3, 2020. This means that all of these vehicles now have an extended deadline until September 3, 2020.

Meanwhile, for motor vehicles with plate numbers that end in 6 or those scheduled to have their registrations renewed last June in all areas other than Laguna, Cebu, and Region III, renewal registration validity is extended for 30 days from June 30, 2020. Thus, no penalty shall be collected for renewal transactions from July 1 – July 31, 2020.

Furthermore, the LTO has lengthened the validity of registration for vehicles that have plate numbers ending in 7, 8, 9, and 0 for 30 days in all LTO offices. With it, plates ending in 7 can now renew their registrations without a penalty until August 31, 2020. Cars with plate numbers ending in 8 will be able to have their registrations renewed until September 30, 2020. For vehicles with plates ending in 9, the deadline has been extended from September 30 to October 31, 2020. Last but not least, cars that have plates ending in 0 can renew their registration until November 30, 2020.

But even with the renewal extension, Asec. Galvante appealed to motorists to follow the revised schedule and to not wait for the deadline. This will help the LTO to effectively carry out smooth transactions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Aside from considering the financial health of motorists, we have crafted this schedule so that we can create a systematic and organized process of renewal of motor vehicle registration in all our offices. This is also to ensure that the clients’ and our employees’ welfare are well-protected at all cost,” added Galvante.

With the extended deadline now in effect, motorists that have yet to renew their vehicle registration may now do so without the hassle of getting fined for late renewal.